Sole Bruises

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Horse Foot Bruises

The average horse is more likely to encounter a foot bruise than any other lameness. If you recognize the causes of foot bruises and understand their treatment and prevention, you can stave off discomfort in your horse and perhaps avoid an abscess.

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Hoof Problem Protocol

Your horse has a hoof abscess, bruise, puncture, or something else wrong with his foot. Should you call the veterinarian or farrier?

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Common Hoof Problems

Healthy hooves are paramount to a horse’s soundness. This fact sheet lists some common hoof problems, such as hoof abscesses, quarter cracks, bruises, navicular syndrome, underrun heels, and thrush, and how to identify, manage and prevent them.

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Stone Bruised Casino Drive to Return for BC Classic

Casino Drive’s quest to become the third straight Belmont Stakes winner produced by his dam Better Than Honour failed when the colt suffered a stone bruise two days before the race and was scratched the morning of the race. But this isn’t the

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Stone Bruises

Though a seemingly innocuous injury, a stone bruise can result in a horse’s demise if left untreated.

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Tending To A Tender Foot

Although the equine hoof is a marvel of resiliency, it’s not made of rubber, or titanium, or diamond. As a living structure, it has its vulnerabilities, and when faced with unusual stresses, it shows them. Stone bruises, those

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Sole Bruise Lameness

This morning when I went to the barn, my Quarter Horse gelding was lame, to the point where he did not want to bear any weight on his left hind foot. My barn manager thinks it might be a sole bruise. What is a sole bruise? What should I do?

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Sole Bruising

A bruised sole can happen as quickly and simply as a horse stepping on a rock or working on a hard surface. It can occur as the result of excessive hoof trimming, or be associated with laminitis. Sole bruising can be an uncomplicated condition

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